240v 20amp rocker style switch?

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Old 01-15-16, 03:41 PM
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240v 20amp rocker style switch?

Hi, been looking everywhere online for a week. Finally decided to join the forum to ask more knowledgable people if they have seen this.

I am looking for a 240v 20 Amp double pole rocker style switch. I have only found the toggle switch, but we have a 3 junction box with all rocker/dimmer style switches and would like to have it all match.

This is for a infratech heater.

Infratech W4024SS 61-1/4 Inch 4000 Watt Single Element Infrared Heater

They sell their version of a rocker switch, but it is $134.00

Infratech Surface Mount Weatherproof Single Duplex Switch-14 4320

I would rather pay the $7 bucks for the toggle switch then another $134.00

Any help would be great.
Thank you!
 
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Old 01-15-16, 03:59 PM
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Welcome to the forums.

So you want a single decora style 20A double pole switch..... Leviton 5622-2W.
A little more than $7 but not too bad.

platt-electric-supply/Commercial-Switches-20-Amp-Decora-Style/Leviton/5622-2W
Leviton-5622-2W-20-Amp-277-Volt-Double-Pole/dp/B000U3FWUU
 
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Old 01-15-16, 05:43 PM
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Thank you! Does that work with the 240V? I think that is the part I am confused about. I appreciate your fast response!
 
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The 177 is a mistake in the first link description. It should have been 277. See what it says in PJ's second link.
 
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I have one I will be installing for my whirlpool bath tub. It has 20 A 120/277 volts AC printed on the switch.

Note also that this switch is "back wired" and you need to loosen the screws, insert the stripped straight wire (length gauge on back of switch) into the hole on the back of the switch and then tighten the screw to clamp the wire in place. The two black colored screws on one side are the "line" terminals and the two brass colored screws on the other side are the "load" terminals.


And in case anyone is wondering why 277 volts, it is because that is the "phase to neutral" voltage on a 480 volt wye-connected system. Commercial and industrial lighting is often 277 volts.
 
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Old 01-17-16, 01:02 AM
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Thank you every one. We got the Leviton rocker and it works great. I was confused because it didn't say 240, but then I read on.

Thanks again! Saved me 80 bucks!
 
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